Nick Wilde

Head of APac, Thought Machine


Nick Wilde leads Thought Machine in Asia Pacific. Originally an engineer, Nick has held senior roles in product, sales, operations and general management. He has worked for leading corporations including Cable & Wireless, Lockheed, CheckFree, Fiserv and Experian.

Throughout his career he has specialised in reinventing businesses and products to improve value in USA, Africa, Europe and Asia Pacific. In doing so, Nick has worked with major financial organisations including Westpac, Standard Chartered, Wells Fargo, NedBank, VietCom Bank, BBL and ANZ as well as other industry leaders such as NTTData, Microsoft and McKinsey.


The Great Escape From a Banking Legacy


As the banking sector becomes disrupted by new players and conventional business models are challenged, how can banks can move on from legacies (system, infrastructure, corporate culture) and create a new business proposition The panel will discuss open innovation, collaboration with start-ups, open API and banking as a platform and how the banking sector can become fun and exciting as negative news such as AI replacing workforce, banks losing popularity from new graduates as an employer tend to persist in Japan.




2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Marunouchi Building, 7F Main Hall


September 06, 2019 at 10:00AM - 11:00AM